God’s voice STILLS you while Satan’s Voice RUSHES you
God’s voice LEADS you while Satan’s Voice PUSHES you
God’s voice REASSURES you while Satan’s Voice FRIGHTENS you
God’s voice ENLIGHTENS you while Satan’s Voice CONFUSES you
God’s voice ENCOURAGES you while Satan’s Voice DISCOURAGES you
God’s voice COMFORTS you while Satan’s Voice WORRIES you
God’s voice CALMS you while Satan’s Voice OBSESSES you
God’s voice AFFIRMS you while Satan’s Voice CONDEMNS you
Totus Tuus is the week of July 15-July 20. Everyone in grades 1-12 is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends. Details are in the bulletin, and on the parish website and FB.
The WALL O’ MONEY fundraiser for our religious education program has collected over $1000.00! Can I get an AMEN?? Your generosity leaves me shaking my head in awe. This will be the last weekend the “Wall” will be displayed. Look for it at the main entrance of the church. Blessings & thanks to all.
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” ~Debbie Macomber
WHY DO WE DO THAT?
If God knows everything we do, why do we need to go to Confession?
Answer: Another term for the Sacrament of Confession is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We go to this sacrament not only to confess our sins, but to be reconciled with God. Of course, this begs the question, "If I can pray to God on my own, why can't I be reconciled to God on my own?" In the seven sacraments, we recognize the importance of community. Sacraments like Baptism or Matrimony happen in the context of the wider church to remind us of the communal impact of our lives. We are not alone in our walk of faith!
We don't need to confess our sins in front of the whole community -- thank God! But going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a tangible reminder that our sins affect not only ourselves and our relationship with God, but others as well. Jesus gave his Apostles authority to forgive sins in his name. Through this sacrament, we are really, truly forgiven by God Himself. We receive an outpouring of grace and strength to sin no more and our relationship with Christ and his Body, the Church, are restored.
~The religious education’s Wall O’ Money has had 39 envelopes spoken for over the last 2 weekends with over $700 collected. Wowzers! This week the wall is displayed at the playground entrance. If you’d like to support this fund raiser for our religious education program, select an envelope, enclose the amount shown, and return the envelope to the parish office or the weekly collection. Details are posted on “the Wall” and in the bulletin. God’s Blessings.
Don’t pray for life to be easy but pray for yourself to be strong.